Front passenger seat rattles - my fix

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I absolutely love my TS4, but the interior rattles really bug me. The other posts on this site about fixing door rattles have been super helpful and my dealer has taken the doors apart to tape wires inside the door. That has all helped, but there has been one super annoying rattle coming from the front passenger area that I haven't been able to figure out. It's hard to isolate the source of rattles because it seems like they echo around the car. This one only happened over bumps or rough pavement (which in Boston is basically all the time) and was most pronounced at 30 - 35MPH, and sometimes it sounded like it was coming from the door, sometimes from the seat, and sometimes from the front dash area.

Anyway, I finally figured it out. I have the 14 way seats and the rattle was from under the front passenger seat. Here are the pictures of before and after. There were actually three causes - there's a clip with a loose fit, an electrical box with a rattle inside it, and a connector that was rattling on a nearby piece of plastic. It's mind blowing to me that Porsche after all these years of building great cars could do such a cruddy job on the interior assembly design/quality of the Taycan. It's like they put their great engineers on all the hard stuff like the suspension and put interns on the design of the interior assembly.

My fixes aren't pretty but they did finally get rid of the annoying rattles.

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I absolutely love my TS4, but the interior rattles really bug me. The other posts on this site about fixing door rattles have been super helpful and my dealer has taken the doors apart to tape wires inside the door. That has all helped, but there has been one super annoying rattle coming from the front passenger area that I haven't been able to figure out. It's hard to isolate the source of rattles because it seems like they echo around the car. This one only happened over bumps or rough pavement (which in Boston is basically all the time) and was most pronounced at 30 - 35MPH, and sometimes it sounded like it was coming from the door, sometimes from the seat, and sometimes from the front dash area.

Anyway, I finally figured it out. I have the 14 way seats and the rattle was from under the front passenger seat. Here are the pictures of before and after. There were actually three causes - there's a clip with a loose fit, an electrical box with a rattle inside it, and a connector that was rattling on a nearby piece of plastic. It's mind blowing to me that Porsche after all these years of building great cars could do such a cruddy job on the interior assembly design/quality of the Taycan. It's like they put their great engineers on all the hard stuff like the suspension and put interns on the design of the interior assembly.

My fixes aren't pretty but they did finally get rid of the annoying rattles.

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These parts are most likely from a shared parts bin within the Volkswagen Audi Group (VAG) - don't be surprised to see VW emblems on some electrical components (I saw a Porsche frunk cover in an e-TRON GT RS (!!)) - these are invariably not Porsche designed (as much as you'd expect and like them to be) and therefore a one size (should) fit all cost saving measure.
 

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I had a bolt rolling around under my passenger seat under the carpet in my 911. Immendiate fix of coarse by service. Never had another problem for 4.5 years. Not a bolt size for the 911.
 

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I absolutely love my TS4, but the interior rattles really bug me. The other posts on this site about fixing door rattles have been super helpful and my dealer has taken the doors apart to tape wires inside the door. That has all helped, but there has been one super annoying rattle coming from the front passenger area that I haven't been able to figure out. It's hard to isolate the source of rattles because it seems like they echo around the car. This one only happened over bumps or rough pavement (which in Boston is basically all the time) and was most pronounced at 30 - 35MPH, and sometimes it sounded like it was coming from the door, sometimes from the seat, and sometimes from the front dash area.

Anyway, I finally figured it out. I have the 14 way seats and the rattle was from under the front passenger seat. Here are the pictures of before and after. There were actually three causes - there's a clip with a loose fit, an electrical box with a rattle inside it, and a connector that was rattling on a nearby piece of plastic. It's mind blowing to me that Porsche after all these years of building great cars could do such a cruddy job on the interior assembly design/quality of the Taycan. It's like they put their great engineers on all the hard stuff like the suspension and put interns on the design of the interior assembly.

My fixes aren't pretty but they did finally get rid of the annoying rattles.

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Welcome to my world! My cars been in about 11 times now. Possibly looking at Porsche to buy me out and replace
 

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I was told by my service manager that my 8-way rattle is from the headrest, and that there is a service bulletin for it. They ordered a part “from Germany” about three months ago, but it still hasn’t arrived. They also told me that when it finally comes in, they will have to remove the seat and send it to an upholsterer to make the necessary changes. Candidly, I wonder why they would not just send a replacement seat and swap it out and then fix that seat separately. I also wonder whether it’s even worth the hassle, until I hit a bump and hear the rattle.
 

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I was told by my service manager that my 8-way rattle is from the headrest, and that there is a service bulletin for it. They ordered a part “from Germany” about three months ago, but it still hasn’t arrived. They also told me that when it finally comes in, they will have to remove the seat and send it to an upholsterer to make the necessary changes. Candidly, I wonder why they would not just send a replacement seat and swap it out and then fix that seat separately. I also wonder whether it’s even worth the hassle, until I hit a bump and hear the rattle.
Yeah that's another one.
 
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